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Proceedings and Debates of the 1864 Constitutional Convention
Volume 102, Volume 1, Debates 1830   View pdf image (33K)
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napolis, printer to the convention, for the
printing and binding of five hundred copies
of the constitution when adopted by the peo-
pie of Maryland; said copies to be printed in
the same style, on such quality of paper
and bound in like manner to the edition of
the present constitution, published by Mur-
phy & Co., of Baltimore.
Mr. GREENE. I offer as a substitute for the
order reported by the committee on reporting
and printing, the following, which is a copy
of the original order offered by me on Friday
Ordered, That the State librarian be and
he is hereby directed to purchase of James
Wingate two hundred and fifty copies of the
constitution passed by this convention, when
adopted by the voters of this State; said con
stitution shall contain an elaborate index
prepared with references to articles and sec
tions, and also to the page, said constitution
shall be printed in the best style, (with side
notes,) on fair white paper with large fair
type and well bound, and shall contain the
names of the members of this convention;
said constitution shall contain the certificate
of the clerk of the court of appeals, that it is
a true copy of the constitution passed by this
convention; and the indexing and publica-
tion of said constitution shall be approved by
the president of this convention.
And the State librarian shall distribute
said copies of the constitution, as follows :
One copy to each member of convention
to the governor, lieutenant governor, comp-
troller, treasurer, attorney general, adjutant
general, superintendent of public education
and commissioner of the land office, each one
copy; to the judges and clerks of the circuit
courts, and the courts of Baltimore city, each
one copy; to the judges and the clerk of the
court of appeals, each one copy; to the or
phans courts of the State, each one copy
to the State's attorneys, each one copy; to
the register of wills, each one copy; to the
boards of county commissioners, each one
copy; to the mayor of Baltimore city, one
And the remaining eleven copies shall be
retained in the State library, subject to the
disposition of the general assembly.
And the president of this convention is
hereby authorized and directed to pay James
Wingate one hundred dollars, for preparing
said carefully elaborated index and side note
to said constitution, and also two dollars per
copy for said constitution, when published by
James Wingate.
Mr. BERRY, of Baltimore county. I would
suggest to the gentleman from Allegany
(Mr. Greene,) to include in his order a suffi-
cient number of copies to be placed at the
disposal of the governor to enable him to
send one to the governor of each State. That
I believe, has been the uniform practice of all
the States.
Mr. GREENE. I think that is a very proper
suggestion, and with the consent of the con-
vention, I will modify accordingly the order
I submitted.
No objection being made, the substitute of
Mr. GREENE was modified by increasing the
number of copies to three hundred, and in-
serting before the words "and the remaining
eleven copies," &c., the words "and fifty
copies to the governor for distribution to the
governors of the several States."
The question was upon adopting the sub-
stitute as modified,
Mr. VALLIANT. The committee considered
the question of economy, and it was their
judgment that the order which I have sub-
mitted would be a saving to the State of about
one hundred dollars, besides providing at
the same time for more copies for the use of
the State than is provided for by the order of
the gentleman from Allegany (Mr. Greene.)
Then another thing; I presume that the
whole work to be done in accordance with
the provisions of the order submitted by the
gentleman from Allegany will be done by
strictly loyal men. I presume so, because I
have no special reason to believe otherwise.
But I can say with certainty, in relation to
the order I have submitted, that if it is adopted,
the work will be performed by those who are
strictly loyal. How far that consideration
should govern this convention I do not pre-
tend to say. I did not know but it was well
enough to mention these little matters.
The PRESIDENT. One issue of Murphy & Co.
is of large full type, the other is smaller.
Mr. VALLIANT. The edition to which the
committee have reference is the one of large
type; the one of 1855. That is the edition,
a copy of which I now hold in my hand,
which was before the committee on reporting
and printing at the time they framed this or-
der. I will ask permission, in order to make
that certain, to add to the order, the words
"in 1855."
The order was modified accordingly,
Mr. GREENE. According to my recollection
of the order as I heard it read, it does not ap-
pear certain that it will be an edition like this
of 1855. It says similar to that published by
Murphy & Co., of Baltimore. They published
an edition in 1862, which is the common edi-
tion of the constitution, and smaller than the
one of 1855. The copy which I hold in my
hand, and which is a copy of the edition of
1855, and which is intended to be the model
on which the constitution is to printed ac-
cording to my order, is very considerably
different from the other edition. I do not
know that the edition of 1855, was ever pub-
lished and offered for sale,
The PRESIDENT. Yes, sir; it has been pub-
lished and sold. And the order of the gen-
tleman from Talbot (Mr. Valliant) has been
modified so as to make it designate that

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